At just about every stop I’ve made so far on my book tour, what I’ve come to think of as The Question comes up. I talk about the origins of the long right-wing dominance of American politics, and the reasons I believe that dominance is coming to an end. Then […]
Nicholas F. Benton: 20 Years as My Own Boss
A couple Fridays ago, I gathered together a group of nine for lunch at The Palm, the renowned restaurant in downtown Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the incorporation of my own news service, called Century News Service, Inc. at first, but officially switched to Benton News Service, […]
Helen Thomas: Veto Power Makes Bush Relevant
WASHINGTON — The dying months of the disastrous Bush presidency are beginning to resemble the twilight of the Clinton administration.
Maureen Dowd: Madness As Method
Washington — Dick Cheney’s craziness used to influence foreign policy.
Maureen Dowd: Rudy Roughs Up Arabs
WASHINGTON — Now comes “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week.”
Press Pass: Josh Ritter
Josh Ritter has been dubbed “eloquent,” “imaginative” and “philosophical.” On his latest album, The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter, the superlative singer-songwriter just wanted to be a badass.
Daniel Negreanu on Poker: Defining Your Poker Motivation
What do you want to get out of poker? What’s your motivation? For most people the answer is plain and simple: money. Money-motivated players are vastly different from others who are driven to challenge themselves against the best in the world.
Dowd on Drinks: Mixology Media Made Simple
The street was mobbed with people attending a huge chowder fest in downtown Troy, N.Y. I was there to help judge the competition, but it still was too early and the sun was getting a bit too much for me. So, I ducked into Ryan’s Wake, a dark, cool tavern […]
Picking Splinters: A Failure of Frugality
Most fantasy sports participants pore over their teams, researching draft picks and waiver moves and crafting their team with a level of care and attention to detail normally reserved for Renaissance-era art and military aircraft. That’s certainly true in my case. That’s why it was tremendously sad when I drove […]
Daniel Negreanu on Poker: Cracking Under Pressure
I recently played in the $10,000 buy-in main event at the World Series of Poker, and the key reason that I was eliminated was because I did something that I haven’t done in a poker tournament in a very long time: I cracked under the pressure.